Hurricane Preparedness ... are you prepared?
We remind and urge all residents of the Cayes to do their part as we approach the most active period of the Atlantic hurricane season by continuing to get prepared, remaining vigilant, and being ready to take action when necessary.
Is your Shelter Emergency Kit prepared? If not, here is what to include:
A Supply of water (one gallon per person per day). Store water in sealed, unbreakable containers. Identify the storage date and replace every six months.
A change of clothing, raincoat and rubber boots.
Blankets or sleeping bags.
A basic first-aid kit with your personal medication.
Canned food, bread, soda biscuit and can opener.
A battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries.
Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.
Sanitary supplies i.e. toilet paper, feminine supplies and soap.
Personal identification documents such as Passports, birth certificates, residency cards, social security cards, land title, etc.
Due to COVID-19, make sure to include face coverings, disinfectants & hand sanitizer in your shelter emergency kit.
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======================Shelter in the time of Covid-19
Shelters may not offer the best social distancing options. There may be less spaces available or spaces only for families. When making your hurricane plans, make a supply box with dry goods (masks, sanitizers, flashlight, batteries, candle, lantern, radio, meds.) and can food in addition to bottles of water. Filling the tub and kitchen sink with water is recommended as there may not be water services immediately following a storm. Perhaps scouting places to stay aside from the schools used as Government shelter should be part of your preparation.